MONTE CALVO

Monte Calvo is the highest peak in the territory of the Gargano National Park with its 1065 m and is the fifth highest peak in the Puglia region. From the small road located at the rear of the cemetery of San Giovanni Rotondo we start to reach this splendid panoramic point from which the eye can be pushed up to the Tremiti islands and the Maiella peaks. Before reaching the summit it is possible to immerse yourself in other beautiful itineraries where you come across during the journey, such as the Ponte l’Amarena path that leads us to a smaller peak, Monte Calvello, from which you can enjoy the vastness of the Gargano. Once at the top of the Monte, the eye will be struck by the crossings of the valley that are typical of the paleo-valley that has interested it in the past and that has shaped its present karst conformation. Along the way you will see wonderful and rare species of Gargano orchids studied by botanists all over the world in spring. In the hottest hours of the day it will not be rare to observe the flight of buzzards, kestrels and imperial crows.

MONTE CALVO


Descrizione

Monte Calvo is the highest peak in the territory of the Gargano National Park with its 1065 m and is the fifth highest peak in the Puglia region. From the small road located at the rear of the cemetery of San Giovanni Rotondo we start to reach this splendid panoramic point from which the eye can be pushed up to the Tremiti islands and the Maiella peaks. Before reaching the summit it is possible to immerse yourself in other beautiful itineraries where you come across during the journey, such as the Ponte l'Amarena path that leads us to a smaller peak, Monte Calvello, from which you can enjoy the vastness of the Gargano. Once at the top of the Monte, the eye will be struck by the crossings of the valley that are typical of the paleo-valley that has interested it in the past and that has shaped its present karst conformation. Along the way you will see wonderful and rare species of Gargano orchids studied by botanists all over the world in spring. In the hottest hours of the day it will not be rare to observe the flight of buzzards, kestrels and imperial crows.

Lunghezza percorso A/R

12 km

Tempo di percorrenza

6 h

Dislivello

1000 mt

Periodo

all year round, not

Grado di difficoltà

TE (Hike, only for differences in height)